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Interview with Rep. Seth Berry, Pt. II

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Maine Mural Interviews Rep. Seth Berry

Maine Mural Interviews Rep. Seth Berry

Maine Mural host Dylan C. sits down with State Rep. Seth Berry to discuss legislation that would have allowed Mainers to vote whether they want a statewide consumer-owned...

Crash Course pt. III: Socialism & Oppression

Crash Course pt. III: Socialism & Oppression

The Maine chapter of Democratic Socialists of America has put together an introductory crash course series on socialism and how it interacts with various topics. This is a...

Advocating for minor leaguers’ work

Advocating for minor leaguers’ work

The following was originally published by Marc Normandin on June 30th, 2021 via his Patreon Newsletter. It is reprinted here with permission from the author. Sea Dogs fans,...

Black artist’s work set ablaze in Portland

Black artist’s work set ablaze in Portland

At the beginning of August, an art installation in Congress Square in Portland called New Rhythms was set on fire. The artist, Jordan Carey, got the call as he was about to...

Maine socialists study Marx and the market

Maine socialists study Marx and the market

“Digestion takes something more than a good stomach,” Karl Marx wrote. In a June 28 presentation on economics organized by the Maine Democratic Socialists of America, Howard...

What and Why a Third Reconstruction?

What and Why a Third Reconstruction?

On May 25, 2021, Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced the “Third Reconstruction Resolution” in the U.S. Congress. Within a month, nearly forty of the 438 members of...

Understanding economics: Where to begin

Understanding economics: Where to begin

This article previews the author’s upcoming presentation on “Marx and the Market” for Maine DSA’s Socialism 101 series. The event will be held via Zoom on Monday, June 28...

What Mainers can do for Palestine

What Mainers can do for Palestine

You might have seen the recent clamorings for US citizens to denounce the state of Israel and oppose its ongoing brutality against Palestinians. In response, you may have...

Homelessness in Maine is exhausting

Homelessness in Maine is exhausting

As the cost of living goes up, wages remain stagnant, and eviction moratoriums are lifted, a slew of individuals are becoming homeless. Homelessness does not discriminate—it...

Landlords Resist Granting Tenants Rights

Landlords Resist Granting Tenants Rights

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, Justice Marygay Kennedy heard oral arguments in Portland’s Maine Superior Court for a case that cuts to the heart of the new rent control law in...

Drug Policy Reform in Maine

Drug Policy Reform in Maine

A number of great drug sentencing reform bills have been making their way through the Maine legislature this session, which has given the Maine DSA’s Drug Policy...

One Mainer’s abortion story, Part 2

One Mainer’s abortion story, Part 2

One Mainer’s abortion story, Part 2 While Maine has some of the least restrictive abortion laws in the nation, the anti-Roe v. Wade majority on the Supreme Court and a raft...

Maine socialists talk drug policy

Maine socialists talk drug policy

Pine and Roses and the Maine Mural podcast are proud to announce a little socialist media mutual aid. We'll be sharing resources, people power, research, interviews, and...

One Mainer’s abortion story, Part 1

One Mainer’s abortion story, Part 1

While Maine has some of the least restrictive abortion laws in the nation, the anti-Roe v. Wade majority on the Supreme Court and a raft of anti-choice legislation from...

Portland for Palestine

Portland for Palestine

The state of Israel’s recent attacks against Palestinians was sparked by the attempt to forcibly remove Palestinian families from their homes in the East Jerusalem...